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LETTERS: More residents ask why mayor wouldn't sign hospital letter

'Renovating the old hospital would be like putting lipstick on a pig,' says letter writer
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CollingwoodToday welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected] or via our website. Please include your full name, daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letters were sent in response to an article published in CollingwoodToday entitled: Collingwood won’t sign joint letter to province about hospital.

I'm surprised that Mayor Hamlin didn't sign the joint letter from neighbouring municipalities supporting the new hospital location on Poplar Sideroad. Don't know what she is thinking?

Our former MPP Jim Wilson supported the new hospital and location. Our former mayor, now our MPP Brian Saunderson supports the new hospital. 

What worries me is that Mayor Hamlin wouldn't sign the letter. Coupled with the fact that, in the past, Saunderson, while on town council, talked about the possibility that the present site could be rehabilitated, that is cause for concern.

Renovating the old hospital would be like putting lipstick on a pig. I hope that is not where we are heading. 

With the way this province is operating, I'm concerned we will get the lipstick version. 

Ted Rowe
Collingwood, Ont.


It was so disappointing to hear that our mayor chose not to sign a letter to the Minister of Health supporting the Poplar Sideroad site for a new hospital.

Unless a unified front is taken by all relevant municipalities involved, it will seem that we just don’t care.

How long are we to be subjected to an aging hospital that no longer meets the needs of a growing community?

Can the mayor explain why the town is choosing to drag their feet on this most important subject?

Shirley Haines
Collingwood, Ont.


Yvonne Hamlin is very short-sighted.

The more letters that go to the government regarding the location of our new hospital the better.

I was a supporter of our mayor and now feel any mayor who does not see the advantage of her signature on a letter every other mayor in the area has signed does not represent the wishes of the constituents of Collingwood.

Jill Stevenson
Collingwood, Ont.